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ID:	250489 The Rox risers improve the riding position and rotating the bars forward has helped even more

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    Where did you buy them from? And how difficult were they to fit?

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    I got them second hand off ebay,but they are easy to source,only slight difficulty fitting is adding in brake line extension,but fairly easy.

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    When I got the Rox risers, I was at a rally in Nor Cal and paid about 70 bucks. Great addition for comfort.
    There was a tutorial for rerouting the cables and such that some Swede had done for the ST. At least on the ST, new brake lines and cables were not needed but they were at the limit of their stretch ability.
    I recently got a couple sets of risers from this forum, I think, and put them on my Wee Stroms. Making life a bit better.

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    Rerouting the cables was easy,but dont think you would get away without adding the brake line extension.

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    I've got 20mm bar risers that didn't require too much maneouvering, but want to bring bars closer to me. So I'm interested in your solution, but where did you get a brake line extension kit?

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    The extenson piece is available from MV Verholen direct just email them and tell them you only want the extension piece,costs around £10 plus pretty expensive £10 postage,but arrived within 2 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by james c lowe View Post
    The extenson piece is available from MV Verholen direct just email them and tell them you only want the extension piece,costs around £10 plus pretty expensive £10 postage,but arrived within 2 days.
    Thanks!

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    I'm thinking of getting the sort of bar risers that can be adjusted for position which are clamped in the normal bar clamps. But I don't know what diameter the handlebar is!

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    Handlebar diameter at the clamps is 1 1/8".
    I assume that's a standard size and what you are after are generic bar risers, not specific to the GT, which fit into the GT's handlebar clamps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoav View Post
    Handlebar diameter at the clamps is 1 1/8".
    I assume that's a standard size and what you are after are generic bar risers, not specific to the GT, which fit into the GT's handlebar clamps?
    Many Thanks, you are right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev Ken View Post
    Many Thanks, you are right!
    You're welcome. Perhaps when you find the risers you want then perhaps you could let me know. I've also been after a pair but confused by the choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoav View Post
    You're welcome. Perhaps when you find the risers you want then perhaps you could let me know. I've also been after a pair but confused by the choice.
    Me too! When I find time for another search I will order some and if they work I'll let you know.

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    Thanks. I could even come and see them as we don't live too far apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoav View Post
    Thanks. I could even come and see them as we don't live too far apart.
    I've found some that MIGHT fit. They fit R1200GS LC 13-17/ Adventure 14-17, but I need to know the spacing of the cap fixing bolts. The bars are the same diameter and they look as if they might fit,. If you are ever near Lloyds could you possibly measure the spacing? Crudely I reckon the spacing on my GT is around 40mm, but I'll have to measure them more accurately. Otherwise I'll have to wait until I have time to pop up to Lloyds with a ruler!

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    Are there regular Rox risers and then vibration dampening ones?

    http://www.twistedthrottle.com/rox-a...ycles-2in-rise

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    Hi again.
    I take it you mean the spacing between the centres of the 2 bolts that hold the handlebar clamps in place:
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    F800GT - 38mm
    R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure - 45mm
    (That's new bikes at Lloyds)

    Hope this helps (or not)

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoav View Post
    Hi again.
    I take it you mean the spacing between the centres of the 2 bolts that hold the handlebar clamps in place:
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    F800GT - 38mm
    R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure - 45mm
    (That's new bikes at Lloyds)

    Hope this helps (or not)
    Thanks, it just so happens I popped in to-day - so sadly my idea won't work. Went to the spares department and they suggested Roxy adjustable bar risers from Twisted Throttle. Verholen risers also would do the job, but they suggest you also need new throttle cable, Cutch Cable AND Clutch lever (form the ST) which also entails a resetting of throttle etc and recommend it be done my a BMW agent. The whole lot comes to around $400 before importing them and paying for fitting - so Roxy it is going to be (even that isn't cheap and obviously requires a longer brake hose, but I hope I can get away with my current cables. I'll let you know the damage!

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    I have the Verholen on my GT and the only thing required was the included brake line extension. The throttle cable was relocated but didn't require any new cables.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev Ken View Post
    they suggested Roxy adjustable bar risers from Twisted Throttle.
    Do you mean something like these?
    http://www.twistedthrottle.com/rox-h...odels-aluminum

    Am I correct in assuming that 28mm is the metric diameter of the GT's bars at the clamp?

    (BTW if the parts have to be ordered from abroad, and the postage is expensive then if you wanted to then we could both order the kit and save on postage. Send me a PM if you want to go with this. Otherwise, I'll wait to find out how it goes with you.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoav View Post
    Do you mean something like these?
    http://www.twistedthrottle.com/rox-h...odels-aluminum

    Am I correct in assuming that 28mm is the metric diameter of the GT's bars at the clamp?

    (BTW if the parts have to be ordered from abroad, and the postage is expensive then if you wanted to then we could both order the kit and save on postage. Send me a PM if you want to go with this. Otherwise, I'll wait to find out how it goes with you.)
    Correct! We can save $48 on postage for the ROX bar risers if we order them together, but I don't know what the customs duty and handling charge on this side of the water will be, so I'm still wondering whether an alternative from Europe for 136 euros that comes complete with a brake hose extension pulling the bars back and up around 50mm would be cheaper (MV Motoradd 90028F). Apologies for being so indecisive, as I still haven't researched what it would cost to just purchase the brake hose extension as a separate purchase necessary with the ROX risers. Do you have a preference?

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    Hmm. Not sure. The MV ones are fixed rather than adjustable but getting would be much easier and no customs charges.
    The Rox risers are adjustable but almost certainly more hassle to obtain. The hose extension appears to be available from MV according to a post above for £10 plus £10 postage (or £30 for two, I guess)

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    I'm going for the MV ones and as there is little saving on postage if I ordered two sets I've only ordered one set and will report back to you total cost and how easy/hard it is to fit them as well as how much difference they make for me.

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